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Milwaukee earned its reputation as “The City of Festivals” by hosting a variety of ethnic festivals, as well as Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance, a nine-day music festival featuring more than 800 artists on 12 stages annually in June and July. In 2023, major cultural events hosted at Henry Maier Festival Park include:

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PrideFest: June 1 – 3
Polish Fest: June 9 – 11
Summerfest: June 22 – 24, June 29 – July 1, July 6 – 8
German Fest: July 28 – 30
Black Arts Fest MKE: August 5
Irish Fest: August 17 – 20
Mexican Fiesta: August 25 – 27

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (MWF) is proud to continue to fulfill its nonprofit mission of bringing the community together and providing a showcase for performing arts, activities, and recreation to the public, through music and special events.

In addition to Summerfest, MWF also maintains and improves Henry Maier Festival Park, a 75-acre site, which hosts a variety of ethnic and cultural festivals, concerts, walks, runs, and other special events.

Image of Northwestern Mutual ParkThe Northwestern Mutual Community Park, which opened in 2021, is located inside Henry Maier Festival Park. The Community Park offers inclusive and accessible play for children ages 2 to 12 years of age, including those who may experience a variety of challenges. The Northwestern Mutual Community Park is open to the public on non-event days, free of charge. Visit Northwestern Mutual Community Park - Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. for more information.

For more details visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest and